The Panda Puzzle Book Review

Today my 8 year old daughter decided to be our guest book reviewer and share one of her favorite books she has read this year in 2nd grade. Welcome Natalie! The Panda Puzzle (A to Z Mysteries) is  about  a  panda  that is  stolen  from  a  petting  zoo. Dink, Josh, and  Ruth Rose have  to  find  the  crook  or  little Winnie. If  they  don’t  succeed  Green Lawn  will  have  to pay  $1,000,000.


The Panda Puzzle

The reason I loved this book was I felt like I was in the book. Since it had 11 chapters I would say it would be good for 2nd and 3rd students. It was a very smooth read. I read it in 3 hours.

The Panda Puzzle School Project

Our teacher told us that we were supposed to make a reward poster. We had to put the necessary stuff for someone to be able to find the missing panda. This was a simple project that I thought was very fun. I got an A+!

missing panda

Poster for my school project


About the book:

Don’t miss A to Z Mysteries—alphabetic adventures that are full of thrills, chills, and cases to crack!

P is for Panda… In the sixteenth book of the A to Z Mysteries—an early chapter book mystery series featuring strong boy and girl characters—there’s pandemonium in Green Lawn! The town is building a new park for a panda and her baby. But as soon as the pandas arrive, the baby is stolen! All the panda-nappers want in return is a million dollars… Can Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose collar the culprits before Green Lawn has to cough up the cash?

Each book includes a map and a letter from the author. Parents, teachers, and librarians agree that these highly collectible chapter books are perfect for emerging readers and any kid who love mysteries!

About the author:

RON ROY has been writing books for children since 1974. He is the author of dozens of books, including the popular A to Z Mysteries, Capital Mysteries, and Calendar Mysteries. When not working on a new book in his Connecticut home, Ron likes to teach tricks to his dog Pal, play poker with friends, travel, and read thrilling mystery books. Visit him online at

You can order The Panda Puzzle (A to Z Mysteries) from Amazon or get it at your library.

Have you read the A to Z Mystery Series? Which one is your favorite?
I got this book from my teacher at school to read for a class project.


  1. says

    I absolutely adore that the review is done by your daughter who is 8. I shared it with my son who is also 8. It seems like a great idea for a summer fun project that involves reading!

  2. says

    This is wonderful! It’s refreshing perspective to see a review of a children’s book by a child. My son is just finishing 1st grade and he loves mysteries. I will be sure to look for this one.

  3. Linda Brown says

    As a media specialist, I love it when children fall in love with books :) This is such a cute post and she did an awesome job. Soon, she will be writing her own books :)

  4. says

    That is so cool! I love that she is getting into reviewing. I am definitely going to look for this for Tristen. We are on a summer reading program and he would like it! Great review Natalie!

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